The Pubs

See below for all posts on the pubs we’ve chronicled to date.
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The Silver Penny: Abbey St

If you were to ease yourself into a chair in the busy waiting room of an oncology clinic and gorge yourself upon the alcohol hand sanitizer that presumably hangs from the wall there, you'd be spending the same amount of money, but having ten…

Fibber Magee's

In the early hours of a Friday morning somewhere on Parnell Street in the middle of the first decade of the new millennium, you might have found me in the time honoured sweaty skirmish that I’m sure you’ll still find long haired leather…

The Oak: Dame St.

Sitting directly across from City Hall on the corner of the historic promenade of Dame Street and the equally historic Crane Lane, The Oak is a pub I must start by admitting to you that I’ve never spent an awful lot of time in. Nowadays…

The Bohemian (McGeough's): 66 Phibsborough Road

Regardless of whether some politicians want to hear it or not, there can be little escaping the fact that drink is interwoven into our national fabric. Come temperance, cafe culture and minimum unit pricing - one and all - there are literally centuries worth of work that will be required to separate us from our association with lady liquor.

The Lincoln's Inn: Lincoln Place.

Lofty ceilings, exposed brick, Joycean knee-tremblers. These are the things that come to mind when we sit to reflect on the Lincoln’s Inn… Plonked curvedly along the headlong turn that stops traffic from continuing on to Nassau Street,…

McGettigan's: Queen St.

Did you ever hear that one about a lad out in the middle of the desert in the United Arab Emirates years ago? He was wandering around amidst the unspoilt golden sand with his friend, a man from County Cork, and thinking aloud he turned to…